Professor Roberto Setola, director of the Complex Systems and Security Laboratory explained the risk of Fake News in these times of the Coronavirus in an interview on 3 March 2020. The information flow nowadays isn’t limited to the newspaper, radio and television anymore, but there are many ways to share information and news. Not always the information we get is referable to a reliable source, in many cases we are dealing with fake news.
How can we identify Fake News? What is the purpose of transmitting false information? Which could be the consequences and how is it possible to prevent the distribution of Fake News?